Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn was once so poor she used sex as a way to get free meals.
The Exorcist star reveals she would prostitute herself to thank admirers who took her to a fine restaurant.
She says, "When I was 18 or 19 I wasn't earning very much money and so I ate when I had a date.
"If I was asked out I went out to a fancy restaurant and got all dressed up and looked terrific, but that was all the food I got.
"I felt the least I should do was say thank you so I would have sex."
Burstyn insists she's not proud of her naive ways: "I didn't really have a clear view of what I was doing then; I was just using my sexuality. It took a while for me to get that."